Our Tucson personal injury lawyer believes that there is always a path forward, and we want to help you find it. The Khalidi Law Firm knows how serious your pain is. It’s our job help you find a solution. If you’ve been looking for someone to really listen to your problem, then you’ve come to right place.
Why the Personal Injury Lawyers at the Khalidi Law Firm Are Different
Many personal injury law firms in Tucson will be happy to help you file a personal injury claim. They’ll file the paperwork and handle all the correspondence with other attorneys or insurance companies. They use an equation to determine how much you should seek in your claim and go through the motions expected of any personal injury attorney.
At the Khalidi Law Firm, our Tucson personal injury attorneys believe in advocacy that runs deeper than that. We also handle the basics of filing a claim, but we go further than your average firm. We know how important your case is to you, and we make sure that all your suffering is reflected in the amount of compensation you seek in your case.
Your injury has likely cost you more than medical expenses and missed time at work. Serious injuries also impact our lives in deeper ways. They hurt our relationships, rob us of our joy and burden us with unimaginable pain. It’s our job to understand how an injury has changed your life, not just the amount of money it cost you.
When you hire our personal injury lawyers, you are choosing to work with a law firm that makes it our business to care about the true costs you’ve suffered. We get to know our clients. They aren’t case numbers; they’re our friends.
If you are seeking a personal injury lawyer in Tucson, you will have many options. If you want a law firm that cares, contact the Khalidi Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries occur when someone is injured or killed because of an accident, negligence or the misconduct of another, and they can happen to anyone. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident, misconduct or negligence — in an auto collision, while on the job, crossing the street, in a hospital or nursing home, or in any number of situations — a personal injury attorney at the Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and the resources to help you gain full and fair compensation for your losses.
Who We Are
Based in downtown Tucson, Arizona’s Barrio Historico, our team has litigated personal injury cases in Arizona ranging from automobile accidents to medical malpractice and professional negligence since 1994, and we will be sure to protect your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Recompense for personal injury lawsuits may include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other harm caused by negligence or misconduct, and it is our job to make sure you know your options.
We help our clients in both English and Spanish.
What Happens When You Meet with Our Personal Injury Attorney
The initial meeting is always free: we receive payment only after we have successfully completed your suit. Because of Arizona’s statute of limitations, if you feel you have a case, you should meet with an experienced lawyer as quickly as possible. We will determine the deadlines and laws that apply in your circumstances and work hard to ensure the best possible outcome. Have you been offered a settlement by the insurance company?
Never accept a settlement until you have consulted an attorney.
Insurance companies often try to offer compensation for an accident before the victim knows their rights. The Tucson personal injury lawyers of the Khalidi Law Firm will aggressively pursue the just compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Claims Litigated by Our Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers
The lawyers at Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC have successfully litigated personal injury claims involving:
Our Legal Experience on Your Side
Because of the resources businesses and insurance companies have at their disposal, the average person often feels overwhelmed. The Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC is prepared to make its resources and local experience in the Arizona area available to ensure the victim gets what they deserve in the way of justice and compensation.
Utilizing decades of experience litigating personal injury claims, we build a unique team of experts and professionals specifically for each personal injury case – this often includes forensic experts, investigators, doctors, accountants, scientists and economists who assess losses and the physical, financial and emotional impact of the injury or the death of the loved one.
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Our Personal Injury Client Verdicts & Settlements
Aside from expertise, the Khalidi Law Firm has a wealth of experience in earning winning verdicts and positive settlements from a variety of personal injury cases. Our successful results include these:
- Nursing Home Case: A verdict of more than $1 million for a case in which a man entered a nursing home to rehabilitate his knee and later died as the result of a pulmonary embolism (PE) due to the negligence of the staff.
- Car Accident Claim: A case in which a plaintiff was injured when another driver took an illegal left turn, crashing into the plaintiff and causing injuries that will cause the plaintiff a lifetime of potential pain and suffering. The insurance company offered to settle for $33,000, but through the court process, the Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC litigated and the jury awarded the plaintiff $312,000.
- Insurance Denial: The insurance company for a woman diagnosed with cancer cancelled her policy, claiming the woman withheld details of her condition and made the contract void. However, the Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC proved that the questionnaire given the woman did not provide the opportunity for the woman to explain her specific diagnosis. After litigation, the insurance company chose to settle the case, awarding our client $250,000 and immediately reinstating her insurance.
Questions and Answers About Personal Injury Lawsuits
- How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
- How Will the Value of my Personal Injury Case be Determined?
- Should I Accept a Settlement from the Insurance Company?
- Should I Provide the Insurance Company with a Recorded Statement?
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Every prospective personal injury client is entitled to a free initial consultation with one of our Tucson personal injury lawyers. During this meeting, the attorney will gather facts which allow us to make an initial assessment of the case. Based on this evaluation, it’s possible we may find your harm is not compensable or that the chances of recovery are not likely, or we may find that we should proceed with a lawsuit to recover damages for your losses.
Under this arrangement, you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless there is a recovery by settlement or verdict. Under this kind of agreement, we receive compensation for our work after we recover money for you based on a set percentage of the total recovery, consistent with applicable law and regulations.
Costs related to your case are paid at the conclusion and are separate and distinct from our attorneys’ fees. Some common examples of these costs are filing documents with the court, serving defendants with notice, obtaining records and hiring experts.
How Will the Value of my Personal Injury Case be Determined?
There is no set or predetermined formula for determining the value of a personal injury case. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, time lost from work, medical costs for resulting injuries, pain and suffering, and more. A Tucson personal injury attorney will estimate the value of your lawsuit based on expert assessments and evidence, such as whether there are discrepancies in the testimony, medical records, or other issues that may detract from the integrity of the injured party’s case.
The following factors will be considered when determining the amount of compensation owed for your injuries: the severity of your injuries; the details of your accident; your degree of fault; your employment history; your ability to work; and your life expectancy. The manner in which you obtain medical treatment, your lifestyle, and your litigation history will also be considered.
When someone is injured, other members of the family may be affected as well. Those harms may be recovered separately from the damages awarded to the individual who was hurt. We will explain whether that situation applies in your case.
It is wise to be skeptical of the value an insurance company places on your injury. The company does not have your best interests in mind. In fact, they have incentives to drastically underestimate the value of your losses. Only a legal professional with a duty to fight for your interests can provide a fair assessment of the value of your injury.
Should I Accept a Settlement from the Insurance Company?
An insurance company’s interest is to ensure that you receive as little compensation as possible for your injury. The insurance adjuster is likely rewarded for resolving claims quickly and for as little compensation as possible. It is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster to visit an injured party soon after an accident occurs, when the victim is physically and emotionally vulnerable. The adjuster may come with an offer to entice you to accept a settlement for far less than you could recover if you had legal representation. It is prudent to not to sign away your rights without being fully apprised of the consequences. A personal injury lawyer in Tucson will ensure that the company actually pays the full value of the claim, taking into account all of your past and future losses.
Should I Provide the Insurance Company with a Recorded Statement?
The simple answer is no, or at least not until you have been advised by a personal injury attorney. When an accident occurs, it is common for an insurance company to ask the injured party to make a recorded statement. These statements are usually requested immediately after the accident, when you may not fully know or understand the full extent of your injuries. Insurance adjusters are trained to discreetly influence you into saying something that will protect their company from liability or limit your claim against it. It is very easy for comments in recorded statements to be taken out of context and used against you in litigation. The ultimate cost of this to you could be hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.
You Might Also Be Wondering…
Why You Need a Tucson Personal Injury Attorney
Anyone can file a personal injury claim, with or without an attorney. While you could technically handle your claim on your own, let us tell you why you shouldn’t. When the stakes are as high as they usually are in a personal injury claim, you should leave as little to chance as possible.
The learning curve in a contentious legal matter is incredibly steep. Without an attorney, you’d first need the world’s fastest crash course in civil litigation. You’d also be much more likely to settle for far less than you deserve because you would have no frame of reference for how much your claim is worth.
When you seek compensation in a personal injury claim, there will be many forces working against you, including highly skilled and experienced attorneys and insurance company representatives. When you have your own skilled, experienced personal injury attorney, you level the playing field and ensure that you won’t be taken advantage of.
If You Have a Personal Injury Claim
If you’ve suffered injuries that have been both painful and costly, and those injuries were someone else’s fault, then you could very well have a personal injury claim. Our Tucson personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, so we can learn more about your situation and give you an honest case evaluation.
What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?
A good attorney goes beyond covering the essential aspects of filing a claim. A good attorney takes a genuine interest in your case and cares about the outcome.
At the Khalidi Law Firm, we only accept cases that we believe in, so you can be sure that you are being represented by a legal team who is devoting the full weight of their resources to get you the compensation you deserve. We’ve built our reputation on our ability to get real results that reflect the suffering our clients have experienced.
Don’t Feel Bad for Suing Someone
You should never feel bad about asking for payment that someone owes you. Personal injury claims are not empty calls for handouts. They are the bill that an at-fault party must pay to make things right with the person they’ve harmed.
Don’t buy the line that these lawsuits are frivolous. For many people, they are essential, and they mean the difference between a comfortable life and financial ruin.
Who Can Be Sued in a Personal Injury Case?
The person or persons who are responsible for your injury should be the parties named in a lawsuit. In some cases, this is obvious. In others, it requires an investigation by your attorney. It’s not uncommon for several parties to bear responsibility for the injuries someone suffers. Naming the appropriate parties in a claim is critical to getting the maximum amount of compensation.
What Is Negligence and How Is Fault Determined?
Negligence is carelessness. More specifically, it is the failure to take the safety of others into consideration when doing something. A driver can be negligent if they drive recklessly. A nursing home attendant can be negligent if they fail to provide a resident with the proper care.
Negligence doesn’t necessarily imply ill will or malice toward the injured person. If someone hurts another person by mistake, they can still be held accountable for the costs of those injuries.
When you file a personal injury claim, you will name the party that was at fault for your injury. An attorney will investigate the contributing factors of an incident and talk to witnesses to find out who was at fault and who should be named in a lawsuit.
Contact a Personal Injury Firm That Understands the True Impact of Your Pain
The term “pain and suffering” gets tossed around a lot in the legal community. It’s used so often that people may seem jaded about these “non-economic” consequences of an injury.
At the Khalidi Law Firm, we know that your pain is more than just one item on a list of other types of damages you’ve suffered after an accident.
Our biggest priority is to understand our client’s pain and do whatever necessary to help them alleviate it. We believe that through proper medical care, financial security and strengthened connections with loved ones, pain can be dramatically reduced and, in some cases, overcome completely. But first, you need someone who will listen to your story and be a reliable ally in your claim.
At the Khalidi Law Firm, we know how important it is to have an ally. We’ll be your advocate, and we will use our full resources to get you the payment you deserve. Contact us today to get started.
What You Should Do After Being Injured
If you’ve been injured, your priority should be your own health. Seek immediate medical care. You should also notify someone as soon as possible. If you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll call the police to respond to the scene to file a report. If you’re injured in a medical facility, you’ll notify the staff as soon as possible.
After seeking medical care, you should keep copies of bills you receive or receipts for any other expenses you incur stemming from your injury. You might be contacted by insurance companies in the days, weeks or months that follow. If it’s your own insurance company, then cooperate with them to the best of your ability. If it is an insurance company of another party, do not speak to them.
If you’ve suffered serious injuries because of someone else’s carelessness, you should contact a personal injury attorney. The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Arizona is two years from the time of the injury. However, it is best to contact your attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you avoid mistakes and begin the process of filing a claim immediately.
The Tucson personal injury attorneys at the Khalidi Law Firm fight for our clients. We understand the challenges you’re facing. We have a track record of getting results, and we’re ready to put our experience and skill to work for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Contact Our Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer
If you you or a loved one was the victim of an accident that you believe was due to the misconduct or negligence of another person or entity, contact Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC today. Our team of experienced lawyers are here to help.
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